Tag Archives: social mobility

White middle-class cheater, moi?!

Here, a private-school mother accuses middle-class parents who use state schools of taking the high moral ground while making damned sure that Their kids won’t end up as “cleaners or lorry-drivers” – which is all, after all, that private school … Continue reading

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Growing Pains; how a brilliant primary school programme becomes a victim of success

So Michael Gove is sending his daughter to a Westminster comprehensive. As a measure of how small inner London is, in distances if not population, it’s the school attended by the older sister of a child in my son’s class. … Continue reading

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Not reading at 5? A scandal!

A lot of media noise last week about the British school starting age, prompted by an academics’ letter to Education Minister Michael Gove. I have versions of this discussion every summer, since my own child started reception two years ago, … Continue reading

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Social mobility? Not bloody likely!

The thing about private schools is, that once a family, or a whole social class, has shelled out for the fees, it then has a highly-vested interest in making sure that money has been well spent. That’s to say, that … Continue reading

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